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RALLYNeriePA
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Norwegian Escape balcony room 9912. we had chosen Norwegian, because it was the best bang for your buck or so we thought. we also choose ncl. because people said they loved the freestyle. (witch was one of the only good thing about the ... Read more
Mich4280f4280
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Let me start out by saying, the Escape was my 6th cruise and 2nd time with Norwegian. If you are a first time cruiser you would love the ship (most likely). Having been on other cruise lines and smaller ships my overall opinion would be it ... Read more
jessicajb
Member Since 2003
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We really enjoyed the cruise. There was plenty to do for kids of all ages and adults. We had a family mini-suite which was great for the 3 of us. We traveled with a group of 10 - 6 adults and 4 kids, from ages 4- 11. The excursion from ... Read more
brynmarie
Member Since 2006
1 review
13 forum posts
This was my fifth cruise with Norwegian and the second time on the Pearl. The last time I was on the Pearl was 2015 to Alaska from Seattle. I have previously cruised with Princess and Celebrity but my future cruises will be with ... Read more
voetzell
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise for the ports. Chose this cruise line for the food and perks and for something different. Had a good time onboard. Liked the ability to go to dinner at any time, but missed having the same servers and people at the table. ... Read more
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gusgus02
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was my husband's first cruise and my second. Overall experience was very good. ATTN NORWEGIAN: Only one complaint and one suggestion (see below). The ship had a makeover a few months ago and looks great. Looks brand new. Room ... Read more
virgincruiseral
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this Cruise because New Orleans was less than a 6 hour drive from home, the Dawn was refurbished in 2016 and the itinerary went to 4 ports during a 7 day cruise rather than just 3. We had an overall great experience! Definitely ... Read more
SimJim
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As first time cruisers wasn't really sure what to expect. Specialty restaurant food was excellent. So good in fact that it made the standard fare seem less appealing. Probably because the inclusive restaurant food was lower quality. ... Read more
gdubb757
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I'd never cruised before. I mean, I've taken the casino cruise out of Port Canaveral and the Spirit of Norfolk, but nothing like this. Our cruise left Tampa and took its time getting to Cozumel, then we cruised down to Costa Maya for the ... Read more
Poohbear5701
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We chose to sail on the Jade as the cruise was leaving from Tampa, less than an hour from home. The easiest embarkation ever for me. I traveled with my 24-year old niece, who is like a daughter to me and was visiting from the north for ... Read more
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Laurarc
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
2 helpful votes
We took this cruise with my family to celebrate college and high school graduations. The ship has just returned from dry dock with modest improvements. The NCL Jade is a medium size ship by today's standards. I enjoyed this sized ship ... Read more
hulagirl1951
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Loved the refreshed interiors and updated public areas. The crew seemed re-energized and friendly. Only complaint was the Belize port of call shore excursions are now restricted to the cruise lines own property and favored businesses. This ... Read more
FLLSUN
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Chose NCL for a 7nt spring break cruise with my 2 kids (13 & 10) and a friend's family. We chose a balcony room, and bid $240.00 for a chance to upgrade to a mini suite...we got it. Room and balcony were spacious and clean...cabin ... Read more
mnkrepko
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time on the beautiful Norwegian Jade which had just come out of refurbishment before our cruise. We had a couple negatives but I still gave it 5 stars because overall it was an excellent vacation. Here are the ... Read more
foufounes33
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Google translation... sorry about that! First cruise. I can not compare, so it's hard to comment. What I liked most was the buffet. A week of exceptional culinary gastronomy. The boat was very quiet, clean and stable. What I liked less ... Read more
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arsmes
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Embarkation was awkward. Ship staff seemed confused, sent us to the wrong line to check in, when we asked why there wasn't a line for the Penthouse suite they apologized, sent us to the suite line where we were told we were in the wrong ... Read more
Gottadietnow
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We took the seven day Western Caribbean cruise on the Getaway. My husband and two teenagers had never been on a cruise, primarily because cruising was never high on the list for our active family when it came to vacations. We took my Mom ... Read more
Jaxtman
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Frankly, we picked the NCL Jade simply because their itinerary matched our son's spring break schedule. Fortunately, all the destinations were also new to us except for Cozumel. We were the second cruise after dry dock so it was not ... Read more
oliver8
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
36 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We picked NCL for this family cruise celebrating our patriarch 85th birthday because we had such a great time on NCL Sun for our last family cruise five years ago. The food in Grand Pacific (aft main dining room) was pretty good. We ... Read more
Jaclyn1945
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with my mother, my best friend and her mother. We got to the port a little later than I had planned, in general I don't feel like it took too long getting onto the boat and soon enough we were exploring the ship. ... Read more
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mama28
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
The boat and my cabin were clean & maintained, that is what the one star is for. I promise you I am not exaggerating when I tell you that any issue you have, ANY,will take hours to resolve and you either give up so you can try and ... Read more
Mushinatsea
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We choose this cruise because it coincided with Spring Break. We were up-sold on a mini-suite which was a great choice. The mini-suite was more than spacious enough for the 3 of us. The balcony with 2 chairs and a little table was very ... Read more
justhappy
Member Since 2006
1 review
174 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
On our second time on the Getaway, the first was in a Haven Penthouse suite in 2015. Would a regular stateroom outside of the Haven measure up? It did, as the service we received was just as good. Although it had fewer bells and whistles, ... Read more
Paca Lady
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have cruised in the past with Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, and Oceania. Due to a last minute cancellation of a previously booked cruise, we opted to switch lines and give Norwegian a try. The phone reservation with Norwegian was ... Read more
barbandholly
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We decided to take a family cruise, and planned this for almost a year. The excitement quickly turned to disappointment, as each day there were little things that just added to the aggravation. There wasn't any place on the ship except ... Read more
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